Pupil assaults teacher over cellphone
Johannesburg - A 19-year-old matriculant from Imbali outside Pietermaritzburg has been arrested for hitting his teacher with a desk plank, according to a report on Thursday.
The Witness reported that the pupil had assaulted his teacher after an argument over a cellphone.
His cellphone had been confiscated on Monday and he was demanding it back when he got angry and attacked the teacher.
The school did not allow cellphones on its premises, the publication said.
Police spokesperson Lieutenant Joey Jeevan told the newspaper the boy was in custody and was due to appear in court on Thursday.